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the handbags come out

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EtymologyEdit

Coined 2004, circa March 2nd, by Jeremy St. Louis on the radio show Fox Sports World Report.[1] From women hitting each other with handbags during a catfight; compare earlier handbags, handbags at dawn.

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the handbags come out

  1. (Britain, idiomatic, soccer, rare) A row intensifies; a dispute becomes heated.

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  1. ^ See post by djwalker, Mar 2, 2004, in “Official Jeremy St. Louis Thread”, Big Soccer, crediting St. Louis with the coinage: “Jeremy, / Love the line " . . . and then the handbags come out" / Brilliant!”